The Event Manager will serve as the lead for event planning at the Honda Center, one of the premier entertainment and sports venues in the country. You will coordinate and oversee all phases of the events booked here, giving great attention to detail while maintaining high standard of customer service. You will complete client contracts regarding the event and all details including event type, space requirements, tech requirements, food and beverage requirements, etc. Excellent communication skills, and evening/weekend availability are a must.
Job Description Overview Acting as the main liaison with promoter representatives and arena staff to coordinate, advance and manage logistics for assigned events. Manages the strategy and planning of activities, and oversees staff responsible for coordinating and organizing events of various sizes. Plans logistics with respect to budgets, entertainment, transportation, facilities, technology, equipment, logistical requirements, department staffing levels, and other related issues.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: •Serves as liaison between contractors, organizers, and management with regards to all facets of the programs and events. •Reviews event rental agreement language to determine how to proceed with coordination efforts for assigned events. •Ensures event rental agreements are signed, initial payments and insurance coverage have been received prior to event load in for assigned events. •Responsible for coordination and advancement efforts for assigned events, including front of house and back of house logistics. •Plans and monitors budgets, adjusts when necessary, and ensures they are adhered to. •Communicates all necessary arena information to promoter representative for advancement purposes and will make sure all information related to events has been advanced to the appropriate arena departments and subcontractors. •Prepares event sheets that gather all event-related information 5-7 days prior to assigned events for distribution. •Will ensure event information and set-ups are accurate for all assigned events. •Depending on rental agreement language, will prepare total reimbursable arena labor and rental equipment costs for assigned events in a timely manner. •Will have full knowledge of arena, arena locations, equipment, building labor costs, arena promoter costs, departmental event staffing breakdowns, and all necessary contacts related to events. •Responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships and communication with promoter representatives, arena departments and subcontractors. •Responsible for coordinating animal permits, pyrotechnic permits, sign language interpreters, subcontractor staffing schedules, and other applications with appropriate entities for assigned events. •Will act as Event Manager on Duty for assigned events. •Acts as the building liaison for promoter representatives and acts as overall arena manager for assigned events. •Understanding of building emergency procedures is required. •Provides assistance with advance on site event meetings, tours and related needs. •Helps to hires, train, and educate staff on proper event procedures. •Ensures all work is performed in accordance with good industry practices and in compliance with all Honda Center regulations, policies and procedures. •Analyzes all aspects of event performances with a strong focus on continuous improvements in the guest experience and event experience. •Requires a high level of verbal and written communication, detailed planning and organizational skills. •Will carry out special projects as assigned by the Director of Events. •Will participate in AED/CPR training, emergency response teams, and other groups as required.
Minimum Requirements: • Bachelors Degree • Minimum of 2 years experience in event planning • Arena, Convention Center or other similar venue background is preferred • CPR/AED certification is preferred • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications • Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends and holidays when required
Internal Number: R-2019-119
About Honda Center / Anaheim Ducks
Honda Center stands as one of the premier entertainment and sports venues in the country.
In addition to the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks, the arena is also home to the Big West Basketball Tournament. Honda Center annually hosts top-name concerts, exciting sporting events and family favorites such as the Harlem Globetrotters and Stars on Ice. In just the past few years, capacity crowds filled Honda Center for world class acts such as The Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, Maroon 5, Fleetwood Mac, Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots and more. Since opening, the arena has hosted over 3,500 events and more than 35 million guests have walked through its doors.
Owned by the city of Anaheim, Honda Center officially opened as Anaheim Arena on June 19, 1993 with a sold out Barry Manilow concert. In October of that same year, the venue was renamed Arrowhead Pond and hosted the first Mighty Ducks of Anaheim game. The year 2005 began a new era as Henry and Susan Samueli took ownership of both the team and the venue management company, Anaheim Arena Management, LLC. In 2006, the official name of th...e arena changed to Honda Center, along with the team to Anaheim Ducks.
Honda Center continues to make improvements to the facility, all in the interest of creating a great experience for every visiting fan. The venue’s most expansive upgrade, The Grand Terrace Project, features a 15,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor entertainment space, a 250-seat full service restaurant on the main level and an expanded Anaheim Ducks team store. Cisco’s state-of-the-art StadiumVision platform has been installed throughout the arena, incorporating more than 500 HD Monitors into the venue, creating a world class immersive live entertainment experience.
Debuting in fall of 2015 was a brand-new scoreboard measuring 27 feet tall and 47 feet 10 inches wide. The six millimeter diode equipped hardware features 1248 x 2208 lines of resolution, the clearest and highest definition picture available in any North American venue.